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Welcome to the Law Office of Burbank Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Jami Fosgate. A compassionate and knowledgeable attorney, Ms. Fosgate is professionally trained in the Collaborative Divorce Process.
When divorce is inevitable but you and your spouse want to avoid expensive litigation that leaves both parties torn apart and emotionally damaged, Collaborative Divorce may be the best solution to allow you to end your marriage peacefully. Whereas litigation often tears families apart, Collaborative Divorce is a respectful process which significantly reduces animosity between parties and reduces the possibility of future litigation.
For information about Collaborative Divorce and to learn if it is a good option for your family, please contactBurbank Lawyer Jami Fosgate at (818) 827-7157 to schedule an appointment and obtain answers about Collaborative Divorce and what the process entails.
Proudly helping couples and individuals end their marriages with dignity while maintaining their self-respect, Attorney Jami Fosgate represents clients in Burbank and all of the surrounding communities.
Burbank Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Jami Fosgate
If you want to avoid litigation, Burbank Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Jami Fosgate is here to help you.
Under the Collaborative Divorce principles and guidelines, each party retains their own Collaborative Divorce Attorney. The lawyers and parties enter into a Stipulation agreeing that they are choosing not to litigate their case and the couple promises to cooperate with each other in good faith, including full disclosure of all community and separate property assets and debts. The goal is to engage in a joint effort to resolve all divorce related issues in a peaceful manner and preserve relationships, especially when there are children involved. A couple using the Collaborative Divorce method will never have to set foot in court as long as they follow the Collaborative principles and guidelines.
Should either party fail to act in good faith or decide that the collaborative process is not producing results, each party retains the right to choose to litigate their case, but both lawyers are required to immediately withdraw their representation. This ‘disqualification clause’ is necessary because Collaborative Divorce will only be successful if the Collaborative lawyers and spouses are committed to the process.
In addition to each party retaining their own Collaborative counsel, other professionals are usually included to help resolve issues using a Team approach. A divorce is not only a legal process, it is an emotional and financial process. The Collaborative Team includes mental health professionals to coach the clients to improve their communication skills and manage their feelings during the highs and lows and stress of divorce. The Collaborative Team includes a financial professional – a CPA or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst – who will help the couple understand their economic situation and develop ideas, goals and strategies for managing finances after the divorce.
If children are involved, a Child Specialist can help the parents understand how their divorce is affecting the children and provide insight and advice to achieve peaceful co-parenting to avoid future litigation.
The Collaborative Divorce process usually costs 20% to 50% less than using Divorce Litigation and a Collaborative Divorce allows the parties to maintain complete control over the terms of their divorce, property division, and all issues pertaining to the children.
The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce:
Clients control their own destiny, not a Family Court Judge or Commissioner
Clients have the freedom to explore creative options to resolve disputes
Clients jointly hire neutral specialists
The process is confidential and private, unlike litigation which is a matter of public record
Children receive greater protection and are shielded from being drawn into their parents’ conflicts
Collaborative Divorce focuses on the well-being of all parties
The Collaborative Divorce Process addresses potential future conflicts to avoid subsequent litigation
Collaborative Divorce clients are fully advised regarding their rights, so they are able to make intelligent and informed decisions.
Call a Knowledgeable Burbank Collaborative Divorce Law Firm Today
For additional information about Collaborative Divorce and how it can benefit your family, please contact an experienced Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Burbank for answers to all of your questions and to learn if you and your spouse would make good candidates for this process.
CallBurbank Lawyer Jami Fosgate at (818) 827-7157 for information about scheduling a personal, in-office consultation with one of the area’s leading Collaborative Divorce Attorneys.
Our goal is to provide amicable and affordable services to resolve your Family Law disputes.